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Zac Brown Band and Will Moseley play to a full house at CMAC The Zac Brown Band performed CMAC on June 2. The opener, Will Moseley, was this year’s American Idol runner-up and did not hold back. With swagger, confidence, and joy Moseley played to a near sold-out crowd. At the end of his set, Moseley thanked the fans saying…
5.06.2024
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"Forward Drinking"

When I moved back to Rochester in early 2015, I cofounded (and currently preside over) the Greater Rochester Chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild in an effort to bring more community, awareness, and education to the bars and restaurants of Rochester. The motivation for doing this and the goals for the future have been …

A second chance at love

Last Thanksgiving when I went to visit a former roommate, she pulled me aside to tell me about a few “holiday grenades” that dropped prior to my arrival. The other tidbits are not relevant to this story, but one in particular was that her recently widowed father was starting to date again. The same thing …

Growing gardeners

You may not be familiar with the Rochester Civic Garden Center. Living here, however, chances are you’ve traipsed through Highland Park, and happened upon the Warner Castle and the sunken garden out back. Chances are you’ve also been impacted, directly or otherwise, by the RCGC’s classes, lectures, or volunteer projects.  I spoke recently with Carrie …

Centsible Chateau

When my husband, Mike Noll, and I became empty nesters and moved into a new-to-us home, we began the long process of renovating the outdated house. Although it’s not actually an old country home, my vision is to make it into a faux farmhouse one room at a time. I love to decorate and the fun of finding bargain …

Redefining home

Long-term care doesn’t often connote a sense of home—in fact, many might lament the loss of independence and leaving their houses when making the decision to move into a senior housing community or skilled nursing center. Words like “institutional” or “facility” could even come to mind. When Jewish Senior Life announced an eighty-three million dollar …

Digital dreamworld

Julie McGann admittedly lives in a dream world. There, animals have eyelashes and bows. They wear makeup so they have rosy little cheeks. And don’t forget the sparkly nail polish. “I’ve always loved cute things,” she says. “I was the girl who always had a bow in my hair, even in high school. I don’t …

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